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post #101 of 176 (permalink) Old 08-22-2012, 04:49 AM
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And how much weight is saved? maybe 8 0z?? If it isn't a motor, it will be a bigger spring.
The Porsche charge you for air techniques are a primary reason I won't buy a Porsche. "Homey don't do that"
They, more than any other sports car manufacturer, seem to have the most loyal group of puppet followers that get bent over on new car purchases. The smart owners buy the rich boys 6 month to 1 year old cars when the price has dropped off for all the overpriced add ons.
Lotus was quite smart actually to install one main harness and minimize the need for add ons along the assembly line. Some on this site just happened to be smart enough to find a very cost effective upgrade for one of them.
Squid, once again, I am sorry for all the issues you had for your profoundly overpriced early purchase, but at the end of the day, you still own it and love it (I think). In the end, I suspect if you were to upgrade to an Esprit eventually, if Lotus is aware of what you went through, but you still are brand loyal, I suspect they will take care of you quite nicely. I speak for all of us that are multiple Lotus owners when I say the company has been VERY supportive to their limits of ability. We multiple new car purchasers are their future. Cuze the relative aside. Maybe you should deal a bit more with Sector 111 or Blackwatch (in other words- some folks with a clue because many of us are very aware that your service experiences have been ???? at best)

Back to the mirrors. Anyone else find any other easy add ons , say rear taillight conversions back to Euro spec.

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Back to the mirrors. Anyone else find any other easy add ons , say rear taillight conversions back to Euro spec.
The dome light is out of a Chevy Sonic. $11 from GM and $65 from Lotus. When I had my headliner replaced the dome light was broken. The shop found out that it was the same dome light from the Sonic
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Bonus - this car is an amazing amalgamation of parts from different companies. Ford parts found STAMPED as such in the door
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Lotus brand oil filter = $30
WIX oil filter # 57047 = $8
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post #105 of 176 (permalink) Old 10-10-2012, 07:50 AM
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Finally ordered the switch, I ordered a spare so may have one for sale soon.

'12 Evora S GP Edition #1 of 14
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Got the switch from Mondeo Spares, Ford Mondeo Mk3 Powerfold Switch, just today gt my car back from dealer as they took it mid-november to display at some F1 functions and then ordered a replacement muffler under warranty. Anyways, switch change out was under 5 minutes and works like a charm. .. $45 for a $450 option.

'12 Evora S GP Edition #1 of 14
BOE Custom Tune & CAI (prototype), KomoTec Stage 1S Headers & Met.Cat, Larini Sport Exhaust, LMS Alloy Oil Sump.
A few 3K CF bits - HKFever side scoops, VSA Barge Boards; Custom Exige V6 Engine Cover; late MY12 Craft Custom Alcantara Steering Wheel.
Immediate Future : FastWorks, Tuned Headers!
Lotus Driving Academy Level 3 School 1:1 w/ Ed Morris @ Hethel
New to piston power, my track toys have Rotaries
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About to order my switch. Ill go new. How long has it been taking for them to arrive in the US? 3 weeks?

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Mine was like 10 days.
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EExtra switch sold

'12 Evora S GP Edition #1 of 14
BOE Custom Tune & CAI (prototype), KomoTec Stage 1S Headers & Met.Cat, Larini Sport Exhaust, LMS Alloy Oil Sump.
A few 3K CF bits - HKFever side scoops, VSA Barge Boards; Custom Exige V6 Engine Cover; late MY12 Craft Custom Alcantara Steering Wheel.
Immediate Future : FastWorks, Tuned Headers!
Lotus Driving Academy Level 3 School 1:1 w/ Ed Morris @ Hethel
New to piston power, my track toys have Rotaries

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extra switch for sale check for sale section.
Didn't see your ad, but meant to get around to placing an order of my own. Do you still have it?
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Didn't see your ad, but meant to get around to placing an order of my own. Do you still have it?
Sorry, sold

'12 Evora S GP Edition #1 of 14
BOE Custom Tune & CAI (prototype), KomoTec Stage 1S Headers & Met.Cat, Larini Sport Exhaust, LMS Alloy Oil Sump.
A few 3K CF bits - HKFever side scoops, VSA Barge Boards; Custom Exige V6 Engine Cover; late MY12 Craft Custom Alcantara Steering Wheel.
Immediate Future : FastWorks, Tuned Headers!
Lotus Driving Academy Level 3 School 1:1 w/ Ed Morris @ Hethel
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Thanks. Was hoping to avoid the mail wait.
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BTW, it looks like these switches are all gone on Ebay.
Just ordered a Ford Mondeo Switch on eBay-UK. 8+5 shipping.

EDIT Received 1/2/13 and it works!

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Price is better than any I have seen. Not much more than the base switch.

'12 Evora S GP Edition #1 of 14
BOE Custom Tune & CAI (prototype), KomoTec Stage 1S Headers & Met.Cat, Larini Sport Exhaust, LMS Alloy Oil Sump.
A few 3K CF bits - HKFever side scoops, VSA Barge Boards; Custom Exige V6 Engine Cover; late MY12 Craft Custom Alcantara Steering Wheel.
Immediate Future : FastWorks, Tuned Headers!
Lotus Driving Academy Level 3 School 1:1 w/ Ed Morris @ Hethel
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Received my switch and installed it in less than 3 minutes. Thanks to the original OP.


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Squid, your old install video says "private". Can you re-post? I'm about to do my switch and wanted to take a quick peek.

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Squid, your old install video says "private". Can you re-post? I'm about to do my switch and wanted to take a quick peek.
Ok... Here you go.

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Btw if anyone want I have an extra one for $50 shipped....you can get it for cheaper if you look around though
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Squid, yoo da man!

2012 Lotus Evora - IPS, Nightfall Blue
2011 Jaguar XF-R - 510hp
2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Overland, Hemi (The Anti-Lotus)


Totalled: 2011 Lotus Evora 2+2 - Canyon Red Metallic
Sold: Saab 9-3C, MGB, Miata, Merc 560SEL, F-150, Civic, Saab 9-5SE, '05 Ford-GT, '69 Cad Sedan DeVille, Triumph Daytona 955i
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Switch via Mondeo Spares arrived 8 days from my order. Shipped total was $48 USD. Install was SO easy! It took me longer to find the right screwdriver to dig with. Tried to access the sides to get at the clips but could not get under the thing. Went to the 6-O'clock position and the whole switch popped right up. Swapped it out in less than 1 minute. Satisfaction!!

I've needed to do this as my garage is pretty tight so I've been manually pushing the mirrors to the folded postion once parked so I can more easily walk past and around the car. I'm surprised that this is not a standard option. My cars in both Asia and Europe all had folding mirrors.

2012 Lotus Evora - IPS, Nightfall Blue
2011 Jaguar XF-R - 510hp
2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee - Overland, Hemi (The Anti-Lotus)


Totalled: 2011 Lotus Evora 2+2 - Canyon Red Metallic
Sold: Saab 9-3C, MGB, Miata, Merc 560SEL, F-150, Civic, Saab 9-5SE, '05 Ford-GT, '69 Cad Sedan DeVille, Triumph Daytona 955i
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